I'm New York born and raised and generally find Greg's to be a disappointment. Even though he's the closet place to my house where I can get something resembling bagels and lox, I almost never go there. His bagels are the right size, but even the traditional savory flavors (as opposed to the sweet abominations that no true bagel shop should carry) have a slightly sweet malt flavor that is a turn off. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that is more like the Montreal than New York style bagels. Whatever the origin, they don't compare to the bagels my Dad used to pick up on Sundays for our brunch, and there's no reason Greg couldn't equal those if he were so inclined. He does have the best selection of smoked salmon I've ever seen, and Greg is extremely knowledgable and passionate about the varieties he carries. The problem is that smoked salmon isn't lox. I like real lox (aka belly lox), and Greg refuses to carry it. He also won't carry smoked sturgeon, which is rightly considered the aristocrat of smoked fish. So all in all, if I want lox or sturgeon, I'll go to Edmart in Pikesville. If I want good bagels, I'll get them at Bagel Bistro on Joppa Road, which has the best and most authentic bagels (they're slightly undercooked but otherwise excellent), I've been able to get in Baltimore since Chesapeake Bagelry closed.